Eryl Wyn Rowlands Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Eryl Wyn Rowlands, Anglesey, 1793 - 1999, mainly relating to the Menai Bridge Brass Band, 1897 - 1968; diaries of a Mynydd Parys mine steward, 1831 - 1841; records of Captain Robert Jones of Amlwch, mainly correspondence, 1864 - 1927; papers relating to the ships Alliance, Cymric, Cwm Afon, Dominion, Lord Tredegar, Owenee, Sea Gull and Talus; papers of Amlwch Port shipbuilders, 1956 - 1959; Capel Mawr (CM), Amlwch, 1812 - 1977; Calvinistic Methodism, 1831 - 1943; Undeb Canu Cynulleidfaol Dosbarth Gogledd Môn, 1889 - 1930; politics, 1911 - 1999; photographs, many relating to Amlwch, 1891 - 1907, [n.d.]; miscellaneous, 1842 - 1959; shipping papers, 1864 - 1927; and papers of Eryl Wyn Rowlands, [20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

Eryl Wyn Rowlands of Amlwch, Anglesey, is a local historian, teacher and author of articles and books. He collected papers relating to John Roberts (b. 1858), from Ty Croes Fadir, Llaneilian; the Menai Bridge Brass Band, founded in the 1890s, and the shipping and shipbuilding industries in Amlwch. He also researched the composer W. Matthews Williams and the history of Thomas Ellis School, Amlwch, of which he was Deputy Headmaster.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited, 1974 - [1999].


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Eryl Wyn Rowlands; Holyhead website (, viewed 8 June 2003

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers are Anglesey Archives, Menai Bridge Brass Band Papers, Ifor Owain Thomas (tenor) papers, and Papurau W. Matthews Williams.